Friday 12 February 2021

1831. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia’s Latest Deluge.


๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia Post’s chronic and unpleasant case of philatorrhea continues unabated with little chance of a cure in the near to medium-term future and even if there were one the patient clearly would refuse to take it like the worst example of a vaccine denier. I make no further comment about the latest list of new issues announced by Australia Post save to warn new issue collectors of a sensitive nature to avert their eyes and hold their noses at what is to follow:-

16 February 2021 - Tribute to Frontline Heroes of the fight against COVID-19 - already detailed in Blog 1828. 5 gummed and 5 self-adhesive stamps (from booklets of 10).

22 February 2021 - RAMSAR Wetlands of Australia - 4 gummed stamps and 3 self-adhesive stamps from 3 ‘sheetlets’ of 5 stamps. Designed by Sonia Young and lithographed by EGO and perforated 14x14.5. Rating:- 0.

2 March 2021 - Centenary of the election of the first woman member of the Australian Parliament, Edith Cowan. Designed by Lisa Christensen of Three Branches Design and lithographed by RA Printing and perforated 14.5 x 14. Rating:- ***.

12 March 2021 - Perth Stamp and Coin Show 2021 - 1 miniature sheet containing 2 different stamps. 

Issue inscribed ‘Australian Antarctic Territory’ - 16 March 2021 - Arts Fellowship - 4 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Designed by Sharon Rodziewicz and lithographed by RA Printing and perforated 14 x 14.5. Rating:- **.

22 March 2021 - 150th anniversary of HMVS Cerberus, built for the colony of Victoria - 1 gummed stamp issued as a sheetlet of 10 stamps. Designed by Ian Hansen of Maritime Art Studios and lithographed by EGO and perforated 14.5 x 14. Rating:- ****.

26 March 2021 - Legendary cricketers - 6 gummed stamps and 6 self-adhesive stamps from individual booklets. Detailed in Blog 1826.

20 April 2021 - The Holden automobile, an ‘Australian icon’ - 5 gummed stamps and 5 self-adhesive stamps from 5 different individual booklets each containing 10 stamps and 1 miniature sheet. Designed by the Render Garage and SE Products and lithographed by RA Printing and perforated 14 x 14.5. Rating:- *.

6 April 2021 - Centenary of Rotary in Australia - 1 gummed stamp printed in sheetlets of 10.designed by Phil Ellett of ETHOS and lithographed by RA Printing and perforated 14.5 x 14. Rating:- **.

13 April 2021 - ‘Lest we forget’ - 2 gummed stamps and 1 miniature sheet and 2 self-adhesive stamps sold in booklets of 20 (10 of each design). Designed by Janet Boschen Design and lithographed by RA Printing and perforated 14.5 x 14.

  If the above issues are inadequate for someone needing to satiate a voracious appetite for Australian new issues there are also the following which I do not illustrate here because it is a complete waste of time doing so:-

March 2021 - AFL and NRL Football team booklets - 34 different booklets each containing 20 self-adhesive stamps (10 x 2 different designs) and each booklet costing A$25.50c (cost of all 34 booklets is A$867). This issue provides 68 different new stamps.

?March 2021 - various packs usually sold for A$15.50c containing 12 different My Stamps - 
Jurassic Park, Camp Cretaceous
Alice In Wonderland
Winnie The Pooh
30th anniversary of The Wiggles 

Total cost of packs A$77.50c adding 60 more stamps to the total.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ A number of countries will commemorate significant anniversaries of the achievement of their Independence from Great Britain during the course of 2021which may or may not result in the issue of postage stamps to commemorate those anniversaries.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Southern Cameroons, Independence - 1 October 1961, 60th anniversary, joined Republic of Cameroon. Cameroon commemorative unlikely.

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra Leone, Independence - 27 April 1961, 60th anniversary. With Stamperija controlling Sierra Leone new issues who can say if a commemorative issue will be released?

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Tanzania, Independence - 9 December 1961, 60th anniversary of granting of Independence to Tangyanika. Commemorative possible. 

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua And Barbuda. Independence - 1 November 1981, 40th anniversary. Commemorative unlikely.

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ Belize. Independence - 21 September 1981, 40th anniversary. Commemorative unlikely.

Other possibilities are:-

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ South Sudan, Independence from Sudan - 9 July 2011, 10th anniversary. Commemorative possible.

๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman, Independence as Muscat and Oman - 20 December 1951, 70th anniversary.

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya. Independence - 24 December 1951, 70th anniversary.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ Kuwait. Independence - 19 June 1961, 60th anniversary.


๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Bahrain. Independence - 15 August 1971, 50th anniversary.

Qatar. Independence - 3 September 1971, 50th anniversary.

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates. Independence - 2 December 1971, 50th anniversary of Independence and federation together of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Sharjah and Umm al Qawain to be joined by Ras al Khaimah in 1972.


  1. 26 March 2021 - Legendary cricketers - Its a set of 6 not 5

    1. Thank you Sniper. I have changed the error.I am clearly losing the ability to count. Best wishes, WK.